|Iron Man was the costume choice of the day|
Gavin only wants to die in the context of missing Ty and wanting to be in heaven with Ty. He says it with a smile. Obviously he doesn't understand what it means. He is three. He thinks heaven sounds like a really great place, he loves God, too, so he thinks it would be fun to die. When I told him that he will, but not until he is very old and has lived a fun filled life, he whines "No! I want to die now!" Oh boy. How am I going to "un-do" this one?
The hardest part of these conversations is holding back my desire to say "me too." Because the truth is, now that Ty is gone, I do not fear death in the slightest. I look forward to going to heaven and seeing my baby again with every ounce of my soul. I can't wait! In the meantime, I will fill this painful time without him trying to enjoy the beauty around me, loving every second with Gavin and hoping time goes by a little faster than it used to.
The foundation has a new home!
I am pleased to announce that the Ty Louis Campbell Foundation has a new office space!! Our great friend, Dr. Charlie Marino, has given us rent-free office space in his building in Carmel. It is the perfect space and I am so excited about this amazing gift. Thank you, Charlie, for always thinking of us and helping the cause. We love you so much.
We need furniture, office supplies, pretty much everything... but I brought in some framed photos of Ty and some of his artwork and it's a start. If you have any ideas on where I might find some quality office furniture that is being donated or otherwise thrown away, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. In the meantime, here is our new address. We are legit, y'all! Next on my to-do list is to get our new website up and running :)
The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation
91 Glenieda Avenue
Carmel, NY 10512
|Conference room. We'll get there :)|
I wanted to make sure I posted a photo of our favorite team wearing their gold shoelaces and gold towels. They had to pull some strings to get approval for all of this, and we are so grateful. I pray this is only the beginning as more and more teams embrace the cause and wear gold to spread awareness. On a local, hometown level, all the way up to the NFL!!
I Carry Your Heart With Me
These words go through my head over and over and over. All day. I find this poem to be most true in every way. This describes perfectly the love we shared, and it brings me comfort.
i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart) i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want
no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
- E.E. Cummings
|My beautiful boy - I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)|